turbos & intercoolers
(from TechArt Press
Release) 600 hp / 441 kW, 740 Nm, 0-200 km/h in 11.9 sec.,
Vmax 334 km/h: TechArt Automobildesign (
turns the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet into one of the world's
fastest convertible cars.
The TechArt TA 096/T3 tuning kit boosts power output of the
water-cooled 3.6-liter flat six engine from standard 420 hp / 309 kW
to 600 hp / 441 kW. The conversion comprises two larger
turbochargers and intercoolers, special aluminum intake manifolds, a
sport air filter and the TechArt stainless-steel exhaust system with
integrated high-performance catalysts. Newly programmed engine
electronics ensure that all modifications work together flawlessly.
The conversion not only benefits maximum power output: Peak torque
grows from standard 560 Nm to 740 Nm at 4,600 rpm. Power is
transferred to all four wheels via a custom high-performance clutch
and a modified six-speed manual gearbox with TechArt shift travel
Thus equipped the TechArt-tuned Porsche 911 Cabriolet is firmly
among the world's fastest convertibles: The sprint from 0-100 km/h
takes just 3.7 seconds. After just 11.9 seconds the car reaches 200
km/h. On the high-speed track in Nardo, Italy the Porsche reached a
top speed of 334 km/h.
This kind of performance places the highest demands on aerodynamics.
Using a wind tunnel the TechArt designers developed
aerodynamic-enhancement components which not only produce optimal
aerodynamic downforce but which also lend the Turbo Cabriolet an
The TechArt GT street front apron with adjustable splitter produces
downforce on the front axle and provides the various radiators,
intercoolers and front brakes with an extra dose of cooling air,
thanks to its larger and strikingly styled air inlets. In addition,
the integrated center air outlet improves venting of the radiators.
The TechArt side sills calm the airstream and better route the air
past the rear wheels. The TechArt air routers in the sides optimize
the supply of cooling air for engine and intercoolers.
The TechArt GT street rear wing comes with adjustable angle of
attack which allows the 996 Turbo Cabriolet to be trimmed either for
maximum downforce or for a higher top speed.
The TechArt GT street rear apron with integrated diffuser also
contributes to the high downforce on the rear axle, and provides the
perfect backdrop for the two characteristic dual tailpipes of the
TechArt high-performance brake system.
The TechArt Vario suspension, developed jointly with Bilstein Racing
Service on various racetracks such as the north circuit of the
Nürburgring and the Hockenheimring, offers a sporty yet comfortable
ride. Contrary to conventional coil-over suspensions the TechArt
Automobildesign's innovative solution not only offers the
possibility to lower the ride height individually by up to 30
millimeters on front and rear axle; the TechArt Vario sport
suspension also comes with sport shock absorbers with adjustable
bound and rebound. Together this allows the suspension to be set up
to the individual preferences of each driver and to the specific use
of the car - on the road or on the racetrack.
The TechArt/Bilstein struts are further equipped with modified pivot
points for the sway bars and with special suspension mounts.
Another large part of the sporty handling of the TechArt-tuned 911
Turbo Cabriolet can be credited to the especially light one-piece
TechArt Formula five-spoke wheels. The TechArt GT street S 911 Turbo
Cabriolet comes with these light-alloy wheels in size 8.5Jx19 in
front and in size 11Jx19 on the rear axle.
TechArt technology partner Continental supplies the perfect
high-performance tires for the TechArt GT street S in the
ContiSportContact 2 Vmax. They are mounted in size 235/35 ZR 19 on
the front axle and in size 315/25 ZR 19 in the rear.
The TechArt interior program for the 911 Turbo comprises exclusive
fully leather interiors and numerous sporty accessories. The product
lineup ranges from various versions of an ergonomically shaped sport
steering wheel with airbag to aluminum foot rest, pedals and shifter
to stainless-steel sill plates with TechArt logo.